West Bengal  /  Published 02.05.21

Abir traders facing severe losses

An abir trader in Burdwan waits for customers on Saturday. Many abir traders in Bengal who had stocked up on green, saffron and red colours ahead of counting Sunday are facing severe losses as the El...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in

Calcutta  /  Published 02.04.21

Confronting the maskless multitude

Balancing act At the Holika dahan at FD Park, Shambhu Choudhary had come wearing two masks. “I’m trying to send a message to others who are not abiding by the norms,” said the seni...
By Snehal Sengupta, Brinda Sarkar and Chandreyee Ghose in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 02.04.21

Pandemic makes individuals opt for low-key Holi

CD BLock Residents of New Town CD Block were hoping to smear one another with colours this Holi but then the event at Rabindra Tirtha got called off. “Even last year, our probhat pheri was can...
By Chandreyee Ghose , Bharati Kanjilal in Salt Lake

Jharkhand  /  Published 01.04.21

STATE DIGEST: Covid management cells reactivated in Bokaro

Dhanbad: Dhanbad deputy Commissioner Uma Shankar Singh on Wednesday has instructed Covid tests to be arranged for all students besides the teaching and non teaching staff of major technical and academ...
By Our Bureau in

India  /  Published 01.04.21

8 hooch deaths in dry Bihar

At least eight persons died and several others were battling for their lives in hospitals after allegedly consuming spurious liquor in two separate incidents during Holi celebrations in dry Bihar. Th...
By Dev Raj in Patna


Jharkhand  /  Published 31.03.21

BJP's FIR demand for Cong MLA

Opposition BJP has criticised Hemant Soren-led UPA government in Jharkhand over Congress MLA from Barkagaon Amba Prasad taking part in a Holi congregation at a village in Keradari block of Barkagaon A...
By Our Correspondent in Jamshedpur

India  /  Published 31.03.21

Official dies in cop custody in Bihar

A government official allegedly died in police custody in Bhagalpur district of Bihar on Holi, leading to strong protests by the local people and sending the administration into a tizzy. The station ...
By Dev Raj in Patna

Opinion  /  Published 30.03.21

Dreaded colours

Sir — It is good news that the first phase of the elections in West Bengal and Assam was largely peaceful (“BJP lauds EC; TMC complains”, March 28). But it was also shocking to learn...
By The Telegraph in

West Bengal  /  Published 30.03.21

4 boys drown in Damodar on Holi

Four teenagers drowned in the Damodar river near the Durgapur Barrage at Borjora in Bankura after playing Holi on Monday afternoon. Six others were rescued from the river and four of them hospitalise...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Durgapur

Calcutta  /  Published 30.03.21

Interfaith call to say united

A statement from the foundation said: “The festival of Shab-e-Barat is celebrated with pomp and enthusiasm as Allah writes the destinies of all men and women for the coming year by taking into a...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta


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